US colleges help foreign students wary of traveling home

Art student Usman Anwar planned to spend this summer at home in Pakistan, visiting family and hiking with friends, but as he followed news about President Donald Trump's orders on immigration, he decided it was too risky to leave the U.S.

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  • Written by By KANTELE FRANKO , Associated Press

APNewsBreak: AEP, Ohio strike public recreation land deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio have struck a deal with American Electric Power that could lead to the state's most significant public recreation expansion in recent memory.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Ohio auditor urges ECOT to recoup $14M from private firms

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state auditor says nearly a quarter of the $60 million that Ohio's largest online charter school has been ordered to repay taxpayers justifiably could be recouped from three private companies paid a percentage of the school's revenues.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , AP Statehouse Correspondent

How states are handling Trump's voter information request


These are state-by-state responses to a request for detailed voter data from President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud. The information indicates whether a state is willing to comply with, is denying or is undecided on the request for data. Some of the states that are willing to comply have fees or other requirements of the commission. All states that have agreed to provide the information are withholding some details that the commission said it wanted only if it was considered public under state law. The commission sent one request in late June and another in July after a court said the data collection could move ahead.